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Washington State Patrol Trooper Accidentally Shot In The Leg

SHELTON, Wash. (AP) - A Washington State Patrol spokesman says a 46-year-old trooper accidentally shot himself in the leg Wednesday afternoon during a training exercise at the patrol's academy in Shelton.
    
Sgt. Freddy Williams says the trooper was drawing his .40-caliber gun out of its holster when it accidentally discharged. The bullet hit him in the thigh.
    
Williams said the trooper was in satisfactory condition at a local hospital and would have a surgical procedure to remove bullet debris from the leg.
    
Williams said the trooper would be identified after relatives were notified.
    
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